Virginia Lakes Pack Outfit

Spot Trips

Hook Lake in July

Round Trip Spot on Horseback:

Our skilled packers take you on a horseback adventure to a beautiful backcountry campsite, drop you off with your gear, then return on a predetermined date to pick you up and pack you out. You take care of the food and camp chores, but be the envy of the backcountry with any luxury you can think to bring. The length of the trip doesn't affect the price! We're like an airline - getting you there and back - except we're on time!

Pack Train Going In

One Way Spot on Horseback:

Let us take you and your gear to your favorite place in Yosemite or the Hoover Wilderness. Don't sacrifice, take in all those fresh foods and gourmet items that would normally weigh down your backpack...take in anything you desire. Sit back and relax on one of our cadillac-like horses and delight in the scenery without being too tired to enjoy it. Let our mules do the work going in - all you have to do is hike out with those near-empty packs at the end of your stay.

  Backpacking has never been so easy on the back and light in the pack

Dunnage (Hiking Spot Trip):

The only difference on these trips is your gear travels on the mules while you hike. Round trip or one way, it's up to you.


The load is packed to a specified location and you hike to meet it. "Some hike and others ride" falls into this category.

Rates for use of stock to or from destination (one -way charge) Area Handling Fee-includes trucking of livestock to trailhead and packer with horse. Each horse or mule
Area Handling fee-includes trucking of livestock to trailhead and packer with horse. Each horse or mule
East Lake and Gilman $410 $280
Upper Return Creek $410 $280
Lower Virginia Cyn near PCT $700 $450
Matterhorn Canyon at PCT $1050 $650
Benson Lake $1625 $650
Green Lakes $600 $350
Crown Lakes $950 $400
Peeler lake/Upper Kerrrick $950 $400
Buckeye Canyon $950 $350
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Last Updated: June 16, 2018
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Virginia Lakes Pack Outfit provides all of its trips as a permitee of the Toiyabe National Forest and Yosemite National Park.

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